ENG3W
This course requires 2 options.

NCEA L3 English - One eye open

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. McLeod

English - One Eye Open

Are you blind to the truth?

Have we really thought it through?


Whichever text you choose, the focus is on critical evaluation - namely, identifying and understanding the 'why' element. 

This full year course develops critical thinking and communication skills around a range of written texts. Students will complete internal and external achievement assessments  developed around these texts, so this course ideally suits confident readers.  The course focuses on both providing students with the opportunity to gain NCEA Level 3 credits, but also further developing core language skills required at both university and in the workplace.  Students will engage in a research project through a literary lens, make connections between texts, close view a film, write in a variety of different genres, and showcase critical evaluation skills through an external essay.

Student choice is encouraged where practical, and part of the development of critical thinking skills is to enable students to connect their own world view about the material we engage in and with. 



Course Overview

Term 1
The first written text is selected which forms the basis for our Information Literacy Internal Assessment. We also write a book review as the first piece for our writing portfolio.

Term 2
The second written text is given out and this can be used for the Connections Internal Assessment. We write an opinion piece for our writing portfolio and close view a film through an auteur lens.

Term 3
This term we complete a written text study culminating in an essay which goes in our writing portfolio. We write creatively for our last piece in our portfolio and then the best two pieces are chosen for submission and re-crafted.

Term 4
This term we focus solely on the external assessment and spend time discussing and disseminating our chosen text to ensure we understand author's purpose and a connection to the wider world.

Recommended Prior Learning

This course is very academic-focused so we recommend that you have at least 10 Level 2 English credits to ensure success.

Pathway

This course will develop the skills required for university study. Add an English paper to your university degree - The Literature of Ecology or Children's Literature or even Scottish Crime Fiction!

Career Pathways

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91472 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.1 - Respond critically to specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91475 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.4 - Produce a selection of fluent and coherent writing which develops, sustains, and structures ideas
6
6
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91478 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.7 - Respond critically to significant connections across texts, supported by evidence
4
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91479 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.8 - Develop an informed understanding of literature and/or language using critical texts
4
4
4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91480 v1
NZQA Info
English 3.9 - Respond critically to significant aspects of visual and/or oral text(s) through close reading, supported by evidence
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 21
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 21
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 14
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 21

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.